Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid May-Aug.
Foodplant: Various grasses.
|Year first recorded||1877||1993||1877|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||1137||571||3416|
|Number of individuals||13347||2597||31888|
For the region, we have a total of 3416 records from 740 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: An abundant species wherever grass grows in Britain, the larva feeding at the base of the culms of grasses (Poaceae). In Dorset, the moth is frequent in most situations and rises to abundant on unimproved grassland, irrespective of soil type. The moth has a prolonged flight period between late May and late August.